Lysaker Station
A transformation within a strict framework


Landscape Architecture


As part of the National Transportation plan, the old Lysaker station was converted from single set to double set of train tracks, making it the third largest station in Norway. The site stretches a long and narrow curving site adjacent to the Lysaker River, creating a challenge for planning and design. 

The only way to fit the entire program in the allocated space was to build the station along the long curved line, with all other infrastructure located on the level below. The lower level is characterized by curved concrete walls, curved ramps, a curving line of trees, and two solid visual connections piercing the curve.

Technical details

Lysaker, Norway

Norwegian National Rail Administration

Photo: Marte Garmann Johnsen

New connection to the river

The northern part of the station opened in August 2007, followed by the station, bus terminal, new roads, sidewalks, paths, and bridges, which were finished in 2009. The station remained operational during the entire construction period.

Along with the construction of transportation infrastructure, a new connection to the river was also created, and a historical bridge was incorporated into the new design. All other slopes in the landscape are designed with a wide range of trees and climbers. Flowers and autumn colors line the curved station site.

Photos: Marte Garmann Johnsen